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Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean scholar in comparative religion, playwright, director, producer, composer, actor, mime, comic book writer, tarot reader, historian and psychotherapist. He is perhaps best-known for the 1970 film El Topo.

Throughout the 60s and 70s, working in Paris and Mexico, Jodorowsky created over one hundred theatrical productions. He directed works of his own in addition to those written by Leonora Carrington, Samuel Beckett, Eugen Ionesco, August Strindberg and others. El acto efimero (or "ephemeral performances") was acted out in public spaces, drawing attention to the quotidian while promoting critical awareness in both participants and audience. During these ephemeral acts the public is often unaware that an act of drama is being performed. Jodorowsky once stated: "the panic man is not, he is ever becoming" to reference Alfred Korzybski's influence on his thought.

Beginning in 1966, Jodorowsky created comics relating to "El panico." These comics were made independently and in collaboration with illustrators including Jean "Moebius" Giraud. In the course of his comic career, Jodorowsky has created approximately 21 series including Fabulas panicas, Los ojos del gato and El incal. All translated from Spanish into over ten languages.

Related websites

Premiere - Q&A: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Trance Mutations on the Holy Mountain


The Digital Bits - Celebrating Film in the Digital Age

Tartan Video

King Shot (2009)

'Lennon, Manson and me: the psychedelic cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky' | Interviews | Guardian Film

Sanchez Drago asegura que "Diario de la noche" sera "ecuanime, veraz y neutral"

Jodorowsky publications in Metal Hurlant

Jodorowsky albums

BBC Collective video interview with film clips

Jodorowsky official site

The Symbol Grows: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky le scenariste (contains list of comic works)

Jodo Universe: Inside the Esoteric Mind of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Premiere Magazine interview with Jodorowsky

Publisher of Anarchy and Alchemy book

A Book of the Film

The Sounds of El Topo


Alejandro Jodorowsky - Unseen Dune

Jodorowsky video interview

Jodorowsky interviews Marylin Manson


Dune: Book to Screen Timeline

Jodorowsky - After Screening Talk 1

Jodorowsky - After Screening Talk 2

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